The benefits of promoting diversity and a fair culture across your organisation are many. As an employer, it’s important that you’re familiar with Australia’s laws regarding equal opportunity and anti-discrimination in the workplace. Know your rights and responsibilities. Understanding and awareness can ensure that your workers are able to recognise unlawful discrimination and harassment, and know what to do when faced with it. It can also increase productivity and efficiency across your organisation.
This course has been designed as a refresher to foundation anti-discrimination and equal opportunity compliance training, so that your workers can stay up-to-date with their duties and obligations under Australian law.
At the beginning of the course, a pre-assessment determines the learner’s knowledge gaps so that they will only be required to consume content related to the areas they’ve been identified as deficient in.
The course contains videos, infographics and risk management strategies, presented in the style of interactive social media sites. It’s also responsive, enabling optimal user experience on smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, so users can complete their training on their preferred device.
The first learning bite defines unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace and the types of behaviour that constitute workplace discrimination and harassment. The second learning bite focuses on characteristics that are protected by law against discrimination and harassment, while the third learning bite covers the impact of unlawful discrimination, and how to get help internally and externally.
Drawing on the principles of microlearning, the learning bites contain videos, infographics and risk management strategies, presented in the style of interactive social media sites.
This course covers the following topics.
- Behaviour and the law
- The laws that prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace
- Types of behaviour that constitute workplace discrimination and harassment
- Personal characteristics
- Characteristics that are protected by law against discrimination and harassment
- Discrimination impacts and response
- What to do when faced with discrimination or harassment in the workplace
- The impacts of discrimination in the workplace
On completing this course, learners should be able to:
- explain why workplace decisions and actions should be based on merit, and not any protected attribute
- list protected attributes in relation to discrimination in the workplace
- distinguish between lawful and unlawful discrimination
- distinguish between direct and indirect discrimination
- describe their rights and responsibilities in relation to equal opportunity in the workplace
- identify the benefits of equal opportunity in the workplace.
By implementing this course your organisation can:
- minimise the risks associated with unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace
- deliver comprehensive and cost-effective discrimination and harassment training to a wide range of workers
- foster a fair and equitable workplace culture that doesn’t tolerate discrimination and harassment
- mitigate the risk of reputational damage owing to breaches of the law.
The content contained in this course is suitable for workers:
- across the public and private sectors
- at all levels of an organisation
- that are ethnically and linguistically diverse
- that have a broad range of technical skills.
Depending on the learner’s pre-assessment results, the course will take up to 25 minutes to complete.